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Higher Ground Harm Reduction, Reynolds Health Strategies, Harm Reduction Coalition, Vital Strategies. (2020) US: COVID-19 guidance for people who use drugs and harm reduction programs. New York: Harm Reduction Coalition.

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Safer Drug Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19, an illness caused by a newly identified type of coronavirus, can cause a respiratory infection and lead to health problems. It’s usually mild and most people recover quickly if they have it, but it can be very serious for people with stressed immune systems or underlying conditions or older adults, so it’s important to stay informed.

It’s always good to be prepared and knowing what to do will help you. Even if you don’t see a widespread COVID-19 outbreak in your area, the hand-washing and other prevention actions described here are good practices for fighting off bugs like the cold or the flu.

Other international resources:

 - SAMHSA resources and information on substance use issues and Covid-19

 - The position of Correlation and EHRA on the continuity of harm reduction services in Europe

 - Harm Reduction Tips for People Who Use Drugs (INPUD)

 - Basic Protective Measures Against the Coronavirus for Drug Users (DPNSEE)

 - Syringe Services and Harm Reduction Provider Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak (HRC)

 - Safer Drug Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak (HRC)

 - Covid-19 resources on the website of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

 - Coronavirus and drug harm reduction (Transform)

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